Stay safe this Labor Day weekend! Here's a quick rundown on some of the news from a wide spectrum of the industry to end the week:
Corero has won a significant new contract over in Europe for its DDoS protection technology. It's a three-year deal with an unnamed 'leading European telecoms operator' won via the company's partnership with Juniper Networks. With botnets an ever present threat in an expanding IoT/5G/edge landscape, DDoS protection has become a must-have in the networking world.
The financial networking specialist IPC has introduced its Connexus Infrastructure Services over in Hong Kong. The IaaS platform will help tenants at the HKEX to quickly set up trading infrastructure on IPC's bare metal servers there. Hong Kong serves as a nexus from which financial companies can also reach into and serve other APAC markets.
EKINOPS has added a new partner to help it take on the North American marketplace. They have teamed up with Lanner Electronics, a specialist in whitebox solutions. Lanner's hardware platform will be delivered with EKINOPS' software suite and a collection of certified virtual network functions for SD-WAN and other technologies. The deal covers 'North America and Mexico' although those don't appear to be mutually exclusive geographies on most maps I've seen.
Fusion Connect has itself a new chief operating officer. They have tapped industry veteran John Dobbins for the role as part of a broader company transformation. John moves over from Grain Management, and has previously been a fixture in network operations for Winstream, EarthLink, XO, and Global Crossing. At Fusion, he will help the development and operations of the company's UCaaS, security, and managed services products.
And South Korea is apparently preparing to test 6G ... in 2025. I suppose it's not too surprising that we've got a test date before the technology has been invented. 6G is just a bucket of hopes, goals and promises at this point, but that's enough for the South Korean government to spend $169M on over the next 5 years. Commercial availability is targeted for 2028-2030, assuming we make it to this Xmas of course.
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